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Christmas services often draw big crowds

When many churches commence their Christmas celebrations today, it's likely they will have a few more people joining the festivities.

December 23, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Government offices closed for furloughs, holidays

If you have business to handle in a city of Gainesville government office, it will have to wait until next week.

December 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Some do wait until last minute to buy trees

Waiting until the last minute might get you a good deal on a raggedy tree.

December 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch may have to pay for culvert work itself

Flowery Branch likely will have to go it alone in spending as much as $125,000 to replace a culvert on a portion of Spring Street that collapsed Dec. 9.

December 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Arrest leads to officer’s dismissal

Oakwood police had to arrest one of their own last week.

December 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Family of shooting victims ‘having a hard time’

An Effingham County couple whose bodies were found in the Amicalola River in Dawson County were supposed to be visiting their three children over the weekend, and it was supposed to be their last visit before reclaiming custody, according to a family member.

December 22, 2009 | By Rick Lott rlott@effinghamherald.net | Local


Remember safety when buying toys for kids

Before children tear open presents on Christmas morning, parents should keep safety in mind.

December 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bronze vases stolen from graves

Even a final resting place isn't safe from thieves.

December 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Health care vote set for Christmas Eve

In a rare scheduling move, U.S. Senators will spend Christmas Eve at the Capitol voting on legislation that promises to overhaul the nation's health care system.

December 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Water service on portion of McEver road interrupted today

Water service will be interrupted at 10 a.m. today on McEver Rd. between Flat Creek Road and Radford Road. Crews from Gainesville Public Utilities are repairing a 12-inch water main.

Water will be off until late this afternoon.

December 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New Year's resolution

Did you make a New Year's resolution a year ago that you have managed to keep throughout 2009? Whether it was a vow to get fit, save money or to eliminate bad habits, The Times would like to talk to you for a story on News Year's resolutions. Please contact staff writer Stephen Gurr at 770-718-3428 or sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com.

December 22, 2009 | | Local


Soldiers’ families get a Christmas surprise

While local soldiers are fighting overseas, the community is making sure their families have a merry Christmas.

December 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Henry Braselton, former mayor of namesake town, dead at 82

BRASELTON - Former mayor and councilman Henry Edward Braselton passed away Monday, according to town officials.

December 21, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Dawson County murder suspects denied bond

DAWSONVILLE - Two Dawsonville men arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting deaths of an Effingham County couple have been charged with murder and are being held without bond.

December 21, 2009 | By Michelle Hester Times regional staff | Local


Nichols named interim Gainesville police chief

Gainesville Police Department Deputy Chief Jane Nichols has been named interim chief and will replace retiring Chief Frank Hooper.

December 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Hall’s sewer system ready for growth

On his way out of office, Gary Gibbs spoke these prophetic words in December 2004: The key to Hall County's future is running sewer up Ga. 365 in North Hall.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father’s Day takes on different meaning for new dad

Since the moment they found out Karen Jones was pregnant, friends and family flooded her and husband Dustin with baby care books and all manner of advice, but nothing could have truly prepared the couple for what was to come. Namely, the moment when they came home with their newborn daughter.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: Sorority houses closer to the street than some

The new sorority houses at Brenau on Prior Street spoil the look and feel of the college campus. Did the college have to get special zoning variances or exceptions to build them so close together and so close to the street?

June 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Decrease in Hall gang activity attributed to deportation program

The arrest last month of an alleged MS-13 gang member in Flowery Branch was one of the more recent appearances of the Salvadoran group in Hall County.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Some teachers spend summers right back at work

Teachers work hard from August through May.

June 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch plans for more art downtown

Flowery Branch City Planner John McHenry is looking for more ways to incorporate art into the downtown area.

June 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood poultry producer Wayne Farms plans public stock sale

An Oakwood-based poultry producer is forging ahead with plans for an initial public stock offering.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Darrell Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New rules coming for commercial vehicles

To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.

June 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Brenau construction continues on schedule

Four stately homes with towering white columns line the west side of Prior Street, ready for their tenants to move in this fall.

June 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dump the Pump Day promotes local public transportation

Gainesville participated in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday to promote public transportation as gas prices climb over the summer months.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves budget, tax increase

Flowery Branch leaders approved next year's budget along with a tax increase at Thursday's meeting, but it wasn't without some dissonance.

June 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Charleston shooting latest incident in ‘history with hate violence’

A church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine, didn't come as a surprise to the Rev. Rose Johnson.

June 18, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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